Brescia University will host the third event of the St. Ann visiting writers series on November 1st at 7 p.m. in the atrium of The Moore Center. The featured authors are Jacinda Townsend, Amie Whittemore and Donovan McCabee.
Jacinda Townsend studied at Harvard University and Duke University Law School before receiving her MFA from the Iowa Writers’ Workshop. She lives in Berea, Kentucky and teaches creative writing at Berea College. “Saint Monkey” is her first novel.
Amie Whittemore is a poet, educator, and the author of “Glass Harvest.” She is co-founder of the Charlottesville Reading Series and Associate Editor at Poem of the Week. An instructor at Middle Tennessee State University, she holds degrees from the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, Lewis and Clark College and Southern Illinois University Carbondale. Her poems have appeared in The Gettysburg Review, Sycamore Review, Rattle, Cimarron Review, and elsewhere.
Donovan McAbee earned a BA at Baylor University and holds a Master of Divinity degree from Princeton Theological Seminary and a PhD in Contemporary Poetry from the University of St Andrews in Scotland. He works as Associate Professor of Religion and the Arts at Belmont University and is a Visiting Scholar at the University of St Andrews. His poems have appeared or are forthcoming in Five Points, Tar River Poetry, The Christian Century, PRISM International, RHINO, Jabberwock Review, and a variety of other journals.
Brescia University’s Creative Writing department will be hosting the series of readings and lectures by a variety of nationally recognized and acclaimed authors and poets throughout the fall and spring semesters. The dates are as follows:
November 8, 2018 – Craft Coffee Workshop featuring J. Easto and Andreas Willhoff from Chicago, IL.
December 6, 2018 – Brescia University’s own Brooks Rexroat, Katie Mullins (Evansville, IN), and Andrew McFadyen-Ketchum (Columbus, OH).
All events will take place on Thursdays at 7 p.m. in Brescia University’s Moore Center Atrium and are offered open to the public at no cost.